Emily Mitchell, an Instagram influencer and parenting blogger, died at the age of 36 while pregnant with her fifth child.
The native Rhode Islander and creator of the blog The Hidden Way passed away unexpectedly three days before Christmas, according to a donation page set up for her family. Emily, whose maiden name is Giancaspro, is survived by her husband Joseph Mitchell and their four children Finn, Isla, Eden and Luna.
“Em was drinking her morning coffee and toast when she suddenly stopped responding,” says the donation page. “Despite the immediate attention of her children, husband, father, and other medical staff, all valiant resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful. She went home to be with the Lord. Doctors are still working on answers for her family.”
Emily was 16 weeks pregnant when she died. According to her online obituary, Emily was expecting a little boy named Joey.
While the bulk of her Instagram was focused on her efforts to homeschool her children and other parenting topics, she’s shared pregnancy-related posts, including baby bump pictures, in the past few weeks.